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How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

Dawn soap - Sink

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home, and with leftover food particles and standing water, the kitchen sink may be the dirtiest spot in the house. No matter the style or décor, Dawn® can give any kitchen sink a fresh clean look by following these easy steps.

1. Remove The Dishes.

It might sound like common sense, but in order to clean your sink we need to remove all of the items currently inside it.

2. Let It Spray.

Give your sink a quick rinse off with warm water. Ideally, a sink hose or faucet attachment works best, but you can also use a wet rag or sponge to get the job done.

Hand rinsing sink using faucet and ring of dawn poured into bottom of sink around drain

3. Circle The Drain.

For best results, use a concentrated dish soap like Dawn. Squirt Dawn onto the bottom surface of the sink, circling the drain. Do not dispense onto the sides of the sink or you will have too much dish liquid.

4. Rub-A-Dub-Dub.

Use the soft side of a sponge or soft brush in a circular motion to clean the bottom of the sink basin. Scrub the sides of the sink using the same circular motion.

Hand cleaning sink with sponge and hand cleaning around faucet with toothbrush

5. Cleaning Is In The Details.

Use a toothbrush to clean the dirty areas around the faucet and other hard to reach spaces.

6. Time For A Rinse.

Rinse the sides of the sink first. If you have the hose attachment or faucet pull-down, now is the time to use it. If not, fill a cup of water to rinse off the soap. Next, use a clean, damp towel to wipe down any remaining excess residue.

Hand rinsing sink with faucet water and hand drying sink with paper towel

7. Garbage Disposal.

If you have a garbage disposal, freshen it by pouring a squirt of Dawn into the drain and letting it set for 30 seconds. Then run with water into it for a few minutes until all suds have disappeared.

Dawn being poured into drain and faucet water running into drain

You’re done. Enjoy the clean sink… while it lasts.